|Summary:||Hang after I insert supplementary disk|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||vend|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-05-16 22:04:23 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description vend 1998-11-23 22:54:41 UTC
When i am trying to install from an FTP, whenever it asks for the Sup. Disk, i put it in and the install continues for 15 seconds and then it gets VERY slow and then stops like 1 min afterword. One thing is that is constantlyis reading from the floppy and if i eject the disk, it halts the system with an error code of 7. The machine it is trying to install on is a 486 SX25 with 8 megs of Ram and 300 megs of hard drive space and a D-Link220PCT network adapter.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-11-24 22:40:59 UTC
I have verfied this to be true on two 486 machines with 8 megs of ram. The install will load the supp disk and present the user with the install or upgrade choice. It will then become increasingly slower until finally just halting with the floppy disk spinning continously. This seems to work fine with more than 8 megs so you could add more memory as one possible workaround until we can come to a conclusion on what may be causing this.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1998-12-09 15:12:59 UTC
The next release of Red Hat Linux will not require a supp disk for ftp installs.
Comment 3 sandeen 1999-03-17 22:40:59 UTC
I too had this problem - finally got it installed by using a backpack CDROM. I have also seen 2-3 posts to usenet on this same problem. A low memory install option (for starters, no shell spawned) would help, if it's possible.